Monday, January 23, 2012
Loomis Fargo Armored Car Employee Shot at Foxcroft Shopping Center In Charlotte
Loomis Fargo Truck and CMPD Officer
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said a Loomis Fargo employee was shot while servicing an ATM at the Foxcroft Shopping Center off of Fairview Road around 9 a.m.
According to police, one of two employees in the Loomis Fargo truck got out of the vehicle to work on an ATM. The employee was approached moments later by a man who shot her during an alleged robbery attempt.
Police said the Loomis Fargo driver got back in the truck and her co-worker called 911 and tried to drive to Carolinas Medical Center, but was instructed by a 911 operator to stop at Cavendish Court and Providence Road so the victim could receive immediate medical attention from EMTs.
The woman victim suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and is in serious condition at CMC, according to police.
An alert sent by police to residents in the area told them the suspect was described as a black male, wearing a grey sweatsuit. He was last seen running toward the Camden Fairington Apartments, off Valencia Terrace.
Police and FBI will not publish the amount of money taken, but Cedar Posts estimates that is could be least 10K and than more likely much more. As some 4 cartridge machines hold 40k or more in their vault.
Atlanta Georgia had a rash of Loomis Fargo ATM robberies last year at least one where a guard was also shot.
Photo of an Atlanta Georgia Loomis Fargo ATM Service Robbery from last year.
Details are very similar more about Atlanta heists here.
Cedar Posts will post a discription of the suspect as soon as CMPD or the FBI release it.
Cedar Posts Bonus: Armored car robbery is more common than you might think. Check out the reports here. Of course you can't say Loomis Fargo without saying dumb crooks, the infamous 1997 heist isn't the biggest cash haul, but is sure is the dumbest. More here.